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JBS Highlights 5/22- 5/28: Celebrate Israel Parade, Danny Danon, Fuel for Truth, Fiddler’s Journey, George Floyd, Jerusalem Day

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Celebrate Israel Parade - LIVE

After 3 years away, join again in the world’s largest expression of solidarity with Israel as more than 40,000 marchers, dozens of floats, marching bands, and musical performers parade up 5th Avenue for the JCRC-NY’s celebration of the Jewish state and global Jewish community.
Sunday - 12 Noon & Midnight

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Jori Epstein

Learn how sports and faith combine in the career of Jori Epstein, a lead NFL journalist for the Dallas Cowboys who is also the author of The Upstander, a Holocaust memoir of survivor Max Glauben.
Sunday - 7:00pm Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: Fiddler's Journey

Filmmaker Daniel Raim discusses “Fiddlers Journey to the Big Screen,” his documentary featuring behind-the-scenes footage, cast and crew interviews and more about the making of the beloved musical film "Fiddler on the Roof." Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 2:00pm Wednesday - 10:00am Friday - 1:30pm

Eye on Israel: Fuel for Truth

Ron Wasserman and Justin Ellis join Shahar Azani to discuss Fuel for Truth, their organization whose mission is to empower young American Jews to stand by Israel, and to equip them with tools to combat misinformation surrounding the Jewish state. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Thursday - 5:00am Friday - 2:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: George Floyd

*Reflecting on the tragedy of George Floyd, Rabbi Hirsch describes the complicated and flawed pursuit of earthly justice yet perceives a reawakening of progress as younger generations are leading the way to a kinder, more just society. A sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 10:35am Friday - 11:00am *

American General McChrystal

Retired general Stanley McChrystal draws on his experience as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and U.S. forces in Afghanistan as he discusses Israel, the U.S., and the future of warfare, with MirYam Institute’s Benjamin Anthony. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Thursday - 10:00pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Danny Danon

Jonathan Tobin is joined by former Israel Ambassador to the UN Danny Dannon who discusses what can be done to defend Israel in and outside the UN, and recounts first-hand experiences which are chronicled in his book In the Lion's Den: Israel and the World. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 2:00am

In The News:

David Brinn, Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post, discusses how the killing of the veteran Al Jazeera journalist has been used to fuel a narrative against Israel, taking focus away from the tragedy of her death. With Teisha Bader. Sunday - 5:30pm

In The News: Zionist Rabbinic Coalition

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, founder of the Zionist Rabbinic Coalition which works to foster support for Zionism and Israel, shares his vision for the future and discusses the coalition’s first national conference in Washington D.C. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Racist

Micah Halpern tackles the pervasiveness of the pejorative term "racist," and how it has unfairly come to dominate the discourse surrounding not just American politics, but Israel as well. He also wades into the thorny debate regarding California's controversial "Ethnic Studies" curriculum by analyzing a Wall Street Journal editorial that contends that the curriculum delegitimizes Israel. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Abba Eban z"l

For Yom Ha'atzmaut, Abba Eban z”l (1915-2002), best known for his years of service to Israel in the UN, recounts his involvement in the Zionist dream and the dramatic moments leading up to the creation of the modern Jewish State. Sunday - 6:00pm

Rabba Sara Hurwitz

A conversation with the first woman Orthodox rabbi, Rabba Sara Hurwitz of Hebrew Institute of Riverdale, and Dean of Yeshivat Maharat, who describes her personal journey, her commitment to Jewish Law (Halacha), and issues of concern to Orthodox women. Monday - 3:00pm

Ron Eliran

Ron Eliran is known internationally as "Israel's Ambassador of Song" and has been entertaining audiences since the 1960s as the Israeli army's entertainer. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Commander Eugene Lebovitz

Eugene Aryeh Lebovitz, commander of troops in Haifa during the 1947 War of Independence, reminisces about his survival at Auschwitz, his running the British blockade, and his ongoing work on behalf of Israel and Jewish life. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight

Andrew Goodman

In memory of the second anniversary of the tragic death of George Floyd, David Goodman, younger brother of Andrew Goodman – murdered together with Michael Schwerner and James Chaney by the Klu Klux Klan in Mississippi in 1964 – talks about his brother, the murder, and a legacy of social action. Wednesday - 3:00pm & 9:00pm
Thursday - 3:00pm

Yoram Elgrabli

El Al airline’s Managing Director for North America, Yoram Elgrabli, describes growing up in Israel, his feelings for the Jewish State while living in the Diaspora, and his role overseeing the "airline of the Jewish People." Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 20

Vocabulary, and a complete review of all Hebrew letters and vowels. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Brutal Honesty

How the Talmud requires that honesty be tempered with love is explained by Rabbi Mordechai Becher in a lesson entitled, "Brutal Honesty, Loving Lies" (based on Yevamot 65b) on JBS's original series "Dimensions of the Daf." Sunday - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Saul and David

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores the different ways the Talmud views the first two kings of Israel, King Saul and King David, based on passages from the Biblical Book or Samuel. JBS original series, “Dimensions of the Daf.” Sunday - 9:35am Monday - 4:35am Tuesday - 9:35am & 5:35pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: God Unseen

In a continuing study of what it means to say that "the Torah is written by God," a discussion of the famous Talmudic story which teaches that Jews do not listen to voices from heaven to understand the Torah. Sunday - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am

92nd Street Y: Artist Ron Agam

Painter Ron Agam discusses “Experience Experimentation," his recent exhibit of paintings that can collectively be seen to question the mechanics and metaphysics of the act of seeing itself. A program of the 92Y Art Center, with Peter J. Rubinstein. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am
Tuesday - 5:00am Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

JBS Highlights 5/1-5/7: On JBS: Yom HaZikaron, Tekkes Ma’avar & Yom HaAtzmaut, Campus Antisemitism, “The Jewish Jordan”

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Tekkes Ma'avar: From Memorial to Celebration

Mark the transition from Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Remembrance Day, to Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel's 74th Independence Day, in this outstanding program that includes moving personal testimonies, words of inspiration, songs and messages from Israel’s President Herzog, Rabbis, mentalist Lior Suchard, Israeli music sensation Eli Huli and so much more. A program of JBS in partnership with AIPAC and the UES synagogues of KJ, Park Avenue Synagogue and Central Synagogue. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am
Thursday - 1:00pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Tamir Goodman

Former American-Israeli pro basketball player Tamir Goodman, known as the "Jewish Jordan," describes his love of the game, love of Torah, and how faith has carried him through his sports journey from Baltimore to college basketball to making Aliyah. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman,and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:15am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

ADL Never Is Now: Confronting Antisemitism on Campus

Explore how to identify and respond to antisemitism and how the campus community can unite in fostering safer learning environments for young people in this discussion from Hillel International and ADL with panelists Jasmine Beroukhim (UCLA Student), Debbi Yunker Kail (Executive Director, Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University), Jordan Robinson (Hillel International Student Cabinet and Michigan State University Student) and Varun Soni (Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at the University of Southern California), with moderator Adam Lehman (President and CEO, Hillel International). Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Tel Aviv Terro

In a sermon delivered the day after a recent terror attack in Tel Aviv, Rabbi Hirsch reaffirms his congregation’s partisan stance on Israel, and its position to always support Israel’s right and moral obligation to defend itself against all attacks. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:00am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Top Story: Chaim Silberstein

JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the plague of media disinformation and hypocrisy that is eroding democracy and fueling anti-Semitism, and is then joined by Chaim Silberstein, (KeepJerusalem.org), who discusses his efforts to reclaim Jewish property in Jerusalem neighborhoods, recounts the history of the dispute, and warns against what he says could happen if Israel fails to defend its sovereignty. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 7pm

In The News: The Temple Mount

Dr. Eran Tzidkiyahu of The Paris institute of Political Studies & The Forum for Regional Thinking, discusses the current violence at the Temple Mount, its history, and what if anything can be done to change the pattern of escalation at the site, holy to Jews and Muslims. With Teisha Bader. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

In The News: Rockets Fired at Israel

Mannie Fabian, military correspondent for the Times of Israel, discusses the rockets fired at Israel from Gaza and from Lebanon in April, and hopes for maintaining calm for the conclusion of Ramadan. WIth Teisha Bader. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Israeli Security Services

Micah analyzes the recent trend of Israeli security services revealing the number of thwarted terror attacks in Israel, and how this practice, meant to soothe jangled nerves, could end up doing exactly the opposite. He also highlights the fact that many foreign policy commentators are (somehow) managing to make the Russia-Ukraine war about Israel; why should Israel's publicly-stated stance on the war be so disproportionately important compared to that of other nations of the world? Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

On L’Chayim:

Yehuda Sarna

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, (NYU Chaplain, Executive Director at the Bronfman Center, and Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of the Emirates), discusses his experiences with right-wing Orthodoxy, his assessment of Jewish college students today and more. Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Deborah Lipstadt

Holocaust historian, author, and President Biden’s newly confirmed special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, Deborah Lipstadt discusses the dangers of contemporary antisemitism, which she addresses in her book Antisemitism: Here and Now. Monday - 3:00pm

Charles Jacobs - Campus Hate

Charles Jacobs, President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance, discusses Avi Goldwasser’ s documentary “Hate Spaces – The Politics of Intolerance on Campus” and the increasing bigotry and antisemitism in American universities. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Miriam Peretz - Israel Sorrow/Heroism

Miriam Peretz, author of Miriam’s Song, describes her experience as a mother who lost two sons in the war with Palestinians while each was serving in the IDF’s elite Golani Brigade – and how she has transcended her sorrow. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Rochelle Etingin - Witness To Statehood

For Israel's independence day, fifth generation Sabra Rochelle Etingin recounts her experience as a young girl growing up in Israel during the birth of the Jewish State of Israel. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Emanuel Aronson Rund

Filmmaker, journalist and historian Emanuel Aronson Rund shares personal memories of growing up in Israel during the 1948 War of Independence and discusses contemporary issues challenging the Jewish State today. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

Jewish Studies

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 17

New vowel sounds and rules of the Sh'vah. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Our Historic Homeland

Rabbi Mordechai Becher explores evidence of how the Jewish people have had a connection to the Land of Israel for thousands of years. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Promise of Aliyah

Three Oaths, Aliyah, and the State Of Israel (based on Kesuvos 96a and 96b) Today (Sunday) - 9:40am Tuesday - 9:40am & 5:00pm Thursday - 7:00pm

Jewish 101: Torah As Response

Rabbi Mark S. Golub looks at Abraham Joshua Heschel's notion that the Torah is the Jewish People's “Response” to revelation. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: David Ben-Gurion

Israeli author Anita Shapira discusses her biography about Zionist icon and founder of the modern state of Israel David Ben-Gurion, with The New Yorker’s David Remnick and Stanford professor Steven Zipperstein, in a program of the 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 10:00pm

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

JBS Highlights starting 4/24: Yom HaShoah - Kinderblock 66, Hitkansut Seder, Interfaith Ceremony, Yad Vashem Ceremony, Cinema-Barry Levinson on "The Survivor

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Documentary Premiere: Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald

Four men who survived the Buchenwald concentration camp as children return to the compound for the 65th anniversary of their liberation, in this documentary that also tells the story of heroic efforts by the camp’s Communist-led underground. Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight Monday - 9:35am Friday - 9:00pm Saturday - 4:00am

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Jeff Passan

American baseball columnist with ESPN Jeff Passan shares the inspiring stories to watch for in the 2022 season, describes what the MLB is like behind the scenes, and offers his thoughts on the spiritual importance of America's past time. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am

Cinematheque: The Survivor

Filmmaker Barry Levinson joins Eric Goldman to discuss The Survivor, his film based on the life of Harry Haft, an Auschwitz prisoner who learns how to box in order to survive, and who goes on to have a short boxing career that includes a fight with boxing legend Rocky Graziano after the war. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 12:30pm Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am

In the Spotlight: Seder for Holocaust Memory

Rabbi Justin Pines, of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, joins Abigail Pogrebin to discuss a new Yom HaShoah ritual known as the Hitkansut (convergence), an experiential “Seder for Holocaust Memory” created to carry on and evolve the traditions of remembrance as fewer survivors are able to tell their stories. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Between Tikkun Olam and Klal Yisrael

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, Rabbi Hirsch explores the core Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (the Jewish obligation to improve the world and do good fo all humanity), and emphasizes how that value is linked to the value of Klal Yisrael (the idea that the Jewish People are a family who are responsible first and foremost one for the other). Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am Saturday - 4:00pm

Israel Engage: Hasbara Fellowships (Part 2)

In part two of this student-led Israel advocacy summit addressing antisemitism, social media activism and more, Israel’s relationship with the Arab world as well as to Arab Israelis within Israel proper is explored by panelists Mohammad Kabiya (IDF Strategic Consultant), Norah Alwadhi (Emirati Peace Activist), and Bassem Eid (Palestinian human rights activist). Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 11:00am Saturday - 8:00pm

Yom HaShoah: Interfaith Ceremony

Central Synagogue joins with Saint Peter’s Church for an interfaith Holocaust Remembrance ceremony, demonstrating that people of all faiths are committed to ending genocide and memorializing this dark chapter in history. Wednesday - 6:00pm & 10:30pm Thursday - 8:30am

Yom Hashoah: Yad Vashem Ceremony

Holocaust Survivors are joined by Israeli President Herzog, Prime Minister Bennett and other dignitaries for the official Israeli Yom HaShoah ceremony at Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Thursday - 7:30pm Friday - 4:30am

Robert Siegel: Russia — A New Cold War?

**Going beyond the crisis in Ukraine, Robert Siegel asks if we’re on the verge of a new Cold War, with Ivo Daalder (Chicago Council on Global Affairs), Robin Wright (The Wilson Center), Kimberly Marten (Barnard College) and Donald Jensen (US Institute of Peace). A program of AFRMC Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:30am
Thursday - 1:00pm

In The News: Israel's Security Update Uri Bar-Lev, Israel Police Major General (RET.), addresses the rising number of Israeli murders in recent weeks, and shares his analysis of the recent terror wave in Israel, with Shahar Azani. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

In The News:

Dr. Eran Tzidkiyahu of The Paris institute of Political Studies & The Forum for Regional Thinking, discusses the current violence at the Temple Mount, its history, and what can be done to change the pattern of escalation at the site, holy to Jews and Muslims. With Teisha Bader Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

On L’Chayim

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg describes growing up Jewish in Phoenix with her brother Steven, and discusses Who Will Write Our History, her film about a clandestine group of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who documented Nazi atrocities Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon Monday - 3:00pm

Cantor Joseph Malovany

Cantor Joseph Malovany reflects upon the way in which Eastern European countries are seeking reconciliation after the Holocaust and describes his participation in a ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Yehuda Sarna

Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, (NYU Chaplain, Executive Director at the Bronfman Center, and Chief Rabbi of the Jewish Community of the Emirates), discusses his experiences with right-wing Orthodoxy, his assessment of Jewish college students today and more. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm
Saturday - 6:00pm

Marcus Sheff - Palestinian Textbooks

Marcus Sheff, CEO of the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education in Israel, discusses the way Jews and Israel are depicted in Palestinian Authority textbooks. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Deborah Lipstadt

For Yom Hashoah, Holocaust historian, author, and President Biden’s newly confirmed special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, Deborah Lipstadt discusses the dangers of contemporary antisemitism she addresses in her book Antisemitism: Here and Now. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

**Moshe Avital z”l Moshe Avital z”l, who survived Auschwitz and Buchenwald to become one of the “Children of Buchenwald” (a ship which ran the British blockade of Palestine), describes his journey and his fighting with the Haganah in the War of Independence Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight

Elie Wiesel z"l For Yom HaShoah, JBS presents a special program of Elie Wiesel (z”l) from his multiple appearances on L’Chayim, in which the author of Night and Nobel Laureate shares his feelings about God, and forgiveness of the German People. Friday - 3:00pm**

Simon Wiesenthal z"l

For Yom HaShoah, a conversation with the late Simon Wiesenthal, the foremost Nazi hunter who explains why he was always concerned with justice not vengeance. Friday - 3:30pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 16

Learn about exceptions to vowel pronunciation and review the entire Hebrew alphabet. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Morality In The Shoah

Rabbi Becher reviews Talmudic examples of how one maintains moral integrity and Jewish identity in extreme circumstances. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm

Talmud Study: Martyrdom v Saving Life

Rabbi Becher discusses the Talmudic tension between “save life" and “martyrdom," as it applies to the Holocaust. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Thursday – 2:00pm

Jewish 101: Is It God's Fault?

When something like the earthquake in Haiti occurs, does the Jewish Tradition hold God responsible in any way? Does human suffering challenge the existence of God? Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Capture of Adolf Eichmann

Avner Avraham, a former Mossad agent, and Eli Rosenbaum, a former prosecutor of Nazi war criminals for the U.S. Dept. of Justice, describe Israel’s dramatic capture of Adolf Eichmann in 1960. With novelist Thane Rosenbaum at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.
Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 10:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 10:00pm

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

JBS Highlights 4/17 - 4/23: A Cantor's Tale, Eye On Israel, Hasbara Fellowships, Ben Zauzmer, Passover final days

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

JBS PASSOVER SCHEDULE - All times are Eastern Time

SUNDAY APRIL 17 The Hampton Synagogue - Orthodox Service 11:00am & Replay at 2:30pm

THURSDAY APRIL 21 The Hampton Synagogue - Orthodox Service 7:30pm-8:30pm & 10:30pm-11:30pm

FRIDAY APRIL 22 Central Synagogue - Reform 7th Day Service 9:30am-11am ET

The Hampton Synagogue – Orthodox Service 11:00am-12:30p & Replay at 2:30pm

SATURDAY APRIL 23 The Hampton Synagogue - Orthodox Service - Yizkor 11:00am-12:30pm & Replay at 2:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Ben Zauzmer

For the start of baseball season, assistant General Manager of the New York Mets, Ben Zauzmer, discusses his expertise in analytics, his book Oscarmetrics, his life in faith and sports, and more with Rabbi Erez Sherman. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am

Documentary Premiere: A Cantor’s Tale

A nostalgic journey through family, neighborhood, and tradition, this documentary tells the story of Jacob Mendelson, a beloved Brooklyn-born cantor who’s dedicated to preserving the traditional vocal stylings of chazzanut (Jewish liturgical music). Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight Monday - 9:30am Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 1:00pm Friday - 9:00pm

Eye on Israel: OR Movement

Roni Flamer and Ofir Fisher discuss OR Movement, the non-profit they founded that is dedicated to developing and populating the Negev & Galilee regions in Israel, and they share their ideas about Zionism, the future of the Jewish State and more with Shahar Azani on the reboot of this JBS original series. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am Wednesday - 2:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Rabbi Hirsch: In the Dark

Rabbi Hirsch encourages his congregation to let go of arrogance and a sense of certainty, and instead behave with more modesty, humility and a sense of common responsibility, as we wait for the healing sun to brighten these dark times. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am & 2:30am Saturday - 5:30am & 4:00pm

Israel Engage: Hasbara Fellowships

The vital Israel advocacy training offered to college students through Hasbara Fellowships is highlighted in this student-led summit that also features renowned speakers addressing antisemitism, social media activism and more. Tuesday - 8:00pm Wednesday - 11:00am Saturday - 8:00pm

In The News: Ukraine & Israel's Response

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren explains why he thinks Israel has to respond with deeds, not just words and aid, for Ukraine. And JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut discusses his recent aid mission to Ukraine and efforts to help refugees. With Teisha Bader Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

In The News: Israel's Security Update

Uri Bar-Lev, Israel Police Major General (RET.), addresses the rising number of Israeli murders in recent weeks, and shares his analysis of the recent terror wave in Israel, with Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah Halpern

Micah weighs in on comparisons between the Holocaust and the unfolding atrocities in Ukraine, as well as between Putin and Hitler and how the world should respond to crimes against humanity, then and now. He also discusses Airbnb's recent decision to suspend all operations in Russia and Belarus. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

On L’Chayim

Art of Arthur Szyk: Irvin Ungar

Irvin Ungar, the leading authority on the life and work of illustrator Arthur Szyk, recounts the remarkable story of how the political artist used his work to fight Hitler, including the creation of the iconic Szyk Haggadah. Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Tuvia Tenenbom

Author Tuvia Tenenbom (Catch The Jew) discusses his personal encounter with Syrian refugees in squalid camps in Germany (which he writes about in Hello, Refugees!) and reflects upon the hypocrisy of the refugee movement. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg describes growing up Jewish in Phoenix with her brother Steven, and discusses "Who Will Write Our History,” her film about the Oyneg Shabes, a clandestine group of Warsaw Ghetto Jews who documented Nazi atrocities. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Cantor Joseph Malovany

Cantor Joseph Malovany reflects upon the way in which Eastern European countries are seeking reconciliation after the Holocaust and describes his participation in a ceremony commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Abigail Pogrebin Journalist, author and JBS host Abigail Pogrebin discusses Passover and what she learned about Judaism during her year-long journey observing all 18 holidays on the Jewish calendar and reflects on American Jewish life today.
Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 15 Complete the Hebrew alphabet and learn to read an important word containing "Vuv". Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: In Self Defense The Talmud's approach to a person's obligation to defend oneself, including the notion of justifiable homicide, is discussed by Rabbi Mordechai Becher on Dimensions of the Daf. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Disputed Property

The Talmud's approach to a dispute over property claims is discussed. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: What Really Happened At Sinai

A dramatic telling of what it was like for the Children of Israel to stand at "Sinai" to hear the voice of God, and how the rabbis explain that each person "heard" God in his own way that day. A JBS original series with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am

92nd Street Y: Who Will Write Our History

Filmmakers Roberta Grossman, Nancy Spielberg and Samuel Kassow discuss their documentary Who Will Write Our History, which recounts a secret band of Jewish journalists in the Warsaw Ghetto determined to document Nazi atrocities.
With Dana Bash at the 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

JBS Programming for 4/10-4/16: Passover Services, Seders & More, Oren and Fingerhut on Ukraine; African Exodus, Glenn Richter on Soviet Jewry, Rep. Ritchie Torres

In The News: Ukraine & Israel's Response

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren explains why he thinks Israel has to respond with deeds, not just words and aid, for Ukraine. And JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut discusses his recent aid mission to Ukraine and efforts to help refugees. With Teisha Bader Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Passover Services and Seders from Central Synagogue and Hampton Synagogue plus a Family Seder with Mark Golub: Go to www.jbstv.org to view schedule

Talmud Study: Gratitude for Passover

Giving thanks from a Talmudic perspective, including gratitude and positive retribution, is explored using elements of the Exodus story recounted at the Passover Seder in this episode of "Dimensions of the Daf" with Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Lessons of Passover

In an ongoing study of what it means to be a "Jew" by reading the Exodus Story, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the Tenth Plague, the m'zuzah, and the rabbinic notion of a Jew's "choosing" to be part of the Jewish People. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 11:00am Friday - 5:00am

From The Aleph Bet: The Four Questions

Reading and understanding The Four Questions, recited as part of the Passover Seder, are the focus of this special holiday lesson of "From The Aleph-Bet" Series 2. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am & 4:00am

L’Chayim: Yitz Greenberg & Intro to Passover

A special L’Chayim with Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg on the meaning of Passover and how the Shabbat is a unique expression of Jewish beauty, followed by an introduction to the meaning of the Passover holiday, and the symbols of the Seder service. Monday - 9:00am & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Elana Stein Hain: Learning From Passover

Using Biblical texts and rabbinic commentary on the roles of Miriam and Moses in the Exodus story, Elana Stein Hain (Director of Faculty and Senior Fellow for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) discusses "Leadership Models: What We Learn From Passover." Monday - 9:45am Thursday - 5:00pm

Jonathan Safran Foer: New American Haggadah

One of America's foremost novelists explains why he created the New American Haggadah and discusses his feeling for Jewish life, with Rabbi Michael Paley of UJA-Federation of NY. Monday - 10:30am Thursday - 10:00pm

JOFA: Exploring the Haggadah

Rabbi Eryn London, Scholar in Residence of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) in the United Kingdom, explores the traditions in the Haggadah. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am

Rabbi Hirsch: “The Past Alive” - A Passover Message

Rabbi Hirsch connects the Passover story to recent archaeological discoveries and offers a reminder of the ancient connection the Jewish People have to their homeland of Israel, in a sermon to his NYC congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am & 2:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am

Irvin Ungar: The Szyk Haggadah

Irvin Ungar, the leading authority on the life and work of illustrator Arthur Szyk, recounts the remarkable story of how the political artist used his work to fight Hitler, including the creation of the iconic Szyk Haggadah. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Abigail Pogrebin

Journalist, author and JBS host Abigail Pogrebin discusses Passover and what she learned about Judaism during her year-long journey observing all 18 holidays on the Jewish calendar, and reflects on American Jewish life today.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

New Jewish Cinema: Streit’s Ends

Director Michael Levine discusses Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream, his documentary that chronicles the final historic year of the last family-owned matzah bakery in America, housed in New York’s lower east side. With Judy Gelman Myers. Thursday 2:30pm & 2:30am

AJR: The Song of Moses & Miriam

Rabbi and musician Zach Fredman plays his original melody to "The Song of Moses and Miriam" from the Book of Exodus, and describes how a literal reading of the Torah portion influenced his composition. A seminar from AJR - Academy for Jewish Religion. Friday 2:00pm

Rabbi Sacks z”l: Rambam for Seder Night

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l discusses Maimonides’ insights into the way children and adults are to experience the Seder, as found in the Rambam’s Guide To The Perplexed. Friday 10:00pm & 3:00am

L’Chayim: Passover at The Wellmans - Film & Critique

The film Passover at the Wellmans — about a dysfunctional New York family struggling with issues of faith and intermarriage during their Passover Seder — is followed by a discussion of some of the troubling issues raised in the film, with Rabbi Josh Hammerman (Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT) and Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch (The Jewish Week). Thursday - 8:30pm & Midnight Friday - 2:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Josh Rawitch

Josh Rawitch, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, joins Rabbi Erez Sherman to discuss what is meant by “field of dreams,” explain why Cooperstown is the spiritual home of baseball, and describe the qualities that make a Hall of Famer on and off the field. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am

Documentary Premiere: African Exodus

With no policy, infrastructure or political will to handle the 60,000 Africans who have fled to Israel seeking safety and asylum over the past decade, this documentary explores how the Jewish State handles this other refugee crisis. Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight

The Struggle of Soviet Jewry

From the JBS Studios in Times Square, leading U.S. activist Glenn Richter and JBS’ Micah Halpern discuss the historic struggle of Soviet Jewry with author and activist Pam Cohen (Hidden Heroes) and author Ephriam Kholmyansky (The Voice of Silence: The Story of the Jewish Underground in the USSR). Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 10:00am

Shaping An Omni-American Future (Part 3)

Pro-Israel congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) headlines a diverse group of artists and thinkers in the final program in a series fighting racism and antisemitism, celebrating the power of culture, and offering perspectives on a shared “omni-American” future. From The American Sephardi Federation, The Jazz Leadership Project and the Combat Antisemitism Movement. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 1:00pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Ben Weingarten

JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the impact of American weakness and appeasement of Iran, and is joined by journalist Ben Weingarten to discuss Ukraine, Iran, the U.S. administration’s inability to define national interests and more. Thursday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israeli Field Hospital in Ukraine In this special ITN, Shahar Azani speaks with Galit Peleg, of Israel’s International aid agency MASHAV, who is on the ground in Western Ukraine, operating the newly-opened Israeli field hospital and overseeing humanitarian operations on the ground. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

Micah opines about the meaning of Passover as we approach the third holiday affected by Covid, as well as the first one to be suffused with talk of the war in Ukraine. Micah also warns about potential upcoming terror attacks that could occur worldwide during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

**92nd Street Y: Adin Steinsaltz z"l
Rethinking Jewish Identity is explored by noted philosopher, mystic, scientist, social critic, and prolific author Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, in a presentation taped before a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

JBS HIghlights 4/10-4/16: Passover Services, Seders & More, Oren and Fingerhut on Ukraine; African Exodus, Glenn Richter on Soviet Jewry, Rep. Ritchie Torres

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

In The News: Ukraine & Israel's Response

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren explains why he thinks Israel has to respond with deeds, not just words and aid, for Ukraine. And JFNA CEO Eric Fingerhut discusses his recent aid mission to Ukraine and efforts to help refugees. With Teisha Bader Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Passover Services and Seders from Central Synagogue and Hampton Synagogue plus a Family Seder with Mark Golub: Go to www.jbstv.org to view schedule

Talmud Study: Gratitude for Passover

Giving thanks from a Talmudic perspective, including gratitude and positive retribution, is explored using elements of the Exodus story recounted at the Passover Seder in this episode of "Dimensions of the Daf" with Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Lessons of Passover

In an ongoing study of what it means to be a "Jew" by reading the Exodus Story, Rabbi Mark S. Golub discusses the Tenth Plague, the m'zuzah, and the rabbinic notion of a Jew's "choosing" to be part of the Jewish People. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 11:00am Friday - 5:00am

From The Aleph Bet: The Four Questions

Reading and understanding The Four Questions, recited as part of the Passover Seder, are the focus of this special holiday lesson of "From The Aleph-Bet" Series 2. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am & 4:00am

L’Chayim: Yitz Greenberg & Intro to Passover

A special L’Chayim with Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg on the meaning of Passover and how the Shabbat is a unique expression of Jewish beauty, followed by an introduction to the meaning of the Passover holiday, and the symbols of the Seder service. Monday - 9:00am & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Elana Stein Hain: Learning From Passover

Using Biblical texts and rabbinic commentary on the roles of Miriam and Moses in the Exodus story, Elana Stein Hain (Director of Faculty and Senior Fellow for the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America) discusses "Leadership Models: What We Learn From Passover." Monday - 9:45am Thursday - 5:00pm

Jonathan Safran Foer: New American Haggadah

One of America's foremost novelists explains why he created the New American Haggadah and discusses his feeling for Jewish life, with Rabbi Michael Paley of UJA-Federation of NY. Monday - 10:30am Thursday - 10:00pm

JOFA: Exploring the Haggadah

Rabbi Eryn London, Scholar in Residence of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance) in the United Kingdom, explores the traditions in the Haggadah. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am

Rabbi Hirsch: “The Past Alive” - A Passover Message

Rabbi Hirsch connects the Passover story to recent archaeological discoveries and offers a reminder of the ancient connection the Jewish People have to their homeland of Israel, in a sermon to his NYC congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am & 2:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am

Irvin Ungar: The Szyk Haggadah

Irvin Ungar, the leading authority on the life and work of illustrator Arthur Szyk, recounts the remarkable story of how the political artist used his work to fight Hitler, including the creation of the iconic Szyk Haggadah. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Abigail Pogrebin

Journalist, author and JBS host Abigail Pogrebin discusses Passover and what she learned about Judaism during her year-long journey observing all 18 holidays on the Jewish calendar, and reflects on American Jewish life today.
Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

New Jewish Cinema: Streit’s Ends

Director Michael Levine discusses Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream, his documentary that chronicles the final historic year of the last family-owned matzah bakery in America, housed in New York’s lower east side. With Judy Gelman Myers. Thursday 2:30pm & 2:30am

AJR: The Song of Moses & Miriam

Rabbi and musician Zach Fredman plays his original melody to "The Song of Moses and Miriam" from the Book of Exodus, and describes how a literal reading of the Torah portion influenced his composition. A seminar from AJR - Academy for Jewish Religion. Friday 2:00pm

Rabbi Sacks z”l: Rambam for Seder Night

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l discusses Maimonides’ insights into the way children and adults are to experience the Seder, as found in the Rambam’s Guide To The Perplexed. Friday 10:00pm & 3:00am

L’Chayim: Passover at The Wellmans - Film & Critique

The film Passover at the Wellmans — about a dysfunctional New York family struggling with issues of faith and intermarriage during their Passover Seder — is followed by a discussion of some of the troubling issues raised in the film, with Rabbi Josh Hammerman (Temple Beth El in Stamford, CT) and Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch (The Jewish Week). Thursday - 8:30pm & Midnight Friday - 2:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Josh Rawitch

Josh Rawitch, President of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, joins Rabbi Erez Sherman to discuss what is meant by “field of dreams,” explain why Cooperstown is the spiritual home of baseball, and describe the qualities that make a Hall of Famer on and off the field. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am

Documentary Premiere: African Exodus

With no policy, infrastructure or political will to handle the 60,000 Africans who have fled to Israel seeking safety and asylum over the past decade, this documentary explores how the Jewish State handles this other refugee crisis. Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight

The Struggle of Soviet Jewry

From the JBS Studios in Times Square, leading U.S. activist Glenn Richter and JBS’ Micah Halpern discuss the historic struggle of Soviet Jewry with author and activist Pam Cohen (Hidden Heroes) and author Ephriam Kholmyansky (The Voice of Silence: The Story of the Jewish Underground in the USSR). Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 10:00am

Shaping An Omni-American Future (Part 3)

Pro-Israel congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) headlines a diverse group of artists and thinkers in the final program in a series fighting racism and antisemitism, celebrating the power of culture, and offering perspectives on a shared “omni-American” future. From The American Sephardi Federation, The Jazz Leadership Project and the Combat Antisemitism Movement. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 1:00pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Ben Weingarten

JNS editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin discusses the impact of American weakness and appeasement of Iran, and is joined by journalist Ben Weingarten to discuss Ukraine, Iran, the U.S. administration’s inability to define national interests and more. Thursday - 7:30pm & 1:30am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israeli Field Hospital in Ukraine In this special ITN, Shahar Azani speaks with Galit Peleg, of Israel’s International aid agency MASHAV, who is on the ground in Western Ukraine, operating the newly-opened Israeli field hospital and overseeing humanitarian operations on the ground. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Micah opines about the meaning of Passover as we approach the third holiday affected by Covid, as well as the first one to be suffused with talk of the war in Ukraine. Micah also warns about potential upcoming terror attacks that could occur worldwide during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm

92nd Street Y: Adin Steinsaltz z"l**

Rethinking Jewish Identity is explored by noted philosopher, mystic, scientist, social critic, and prolific author Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, in a presentation taped before a live audience at New York’s 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

JBS Highlights April 3-9: Ukraine coverage, Melanie Phillips, Dov Hikind, In the Spotlight-Musicians, Phil Martelli

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box 1684, Hotwire Channel 269 SD Digital Access Tier, DirecTV 388 and streamed on Roku under “educational”, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and www.jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other providers, go to www.jbstv.org

In The News: Israeli Field Hospital in Ukraine

In this special ITN, Shahar Azani speaks with Galit Peleg, of Israel’s International aid agency MASHAV, who is on the ground in Western Ukraine, operating the newly-opened Israeli field hospital and overseeing humanitarian operations on the ground. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Phil Martelli

Phil Martelli, University of Michigan and St. Joseph's University basketball coach, joins Rabbi Sherman to discuss Coaches vs Cancer, the state of college basketball today, the impact he’s had on the Philadelphia community on and off the court and more. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

FIDF Live: Spotlight on Women

Meet the first-ever female Battalion Commander in the Artillery Corps, the first female Combat Doctor in the Paratroopers Brigade and other women breaking through the glass ceiling, in this celebration of female soldiers of the IDF. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 7:30pm Thursday - 10:35am Friday - 10:30am

In The Spotlight: Musician

Abigail Pogrebin sits with acclaimed musicians Elana Arian, Joey Weisenberg and Noah Aronson to discuss how their work has changed the ritual landscape, how they view the links between music and prayer, and more. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 8:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Between Israel and Ukraine

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch describes his growing frustration over watching the Ukraine crisis from afar, and shares his plans for a humanitarian mission to Poland and the Ukraine border at the end of April. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am & 2:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 4:00pm

Shaping An Omni-American Future (Part 2)

Author Thomas Chatterton Williams headlines a diverse group of artists, musicians and thinkers in part two of a program fighting racism and antisemitism, celebrating the power of culture, and offering perspectives on a shared “omni-American” future. From The American Sephardi Federation, The Jazz Leadership Project and the Combat Antisemitism Movement. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Global Perspectives: Dov Hikind

Former democratic NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind discusses the rising antisemitism in the US and why the perpetrators are never talked about or prosecuted; the alarming shift of the Democratic party away from Israel; the new Iran deal and more. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am

Top Story: Melanie Phillips

Jonathan Tobin discusses the new respect given to nationalism amid the wave of sympathy for Ukraine, and why Zionism is just as deserving of support, and also analyzes Zelensky’s speech to the Knesset before being joined by columnist Melanie Phillips to discuss the latest about Israel and Ukraine, Biden’s attitudes and determination to push ahead with a new round of appeasement of Iran, and more. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Jewish Agency Aid to Ukraine

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Yigal Palmor discusses his organization’s campaign to help Jews make Aliyah now from the Ukraine and Russia, their work to keep Jews safe, and their efforts to assist all Ukrainian refugees. With Shahar Azani. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

*Micah discusses Ukrainian President Zelensky's persistent request that the U.S. and NATO enforce a no-fly zone over Ukraine, and why it has so far been a prudent move to not do so, given the types of direct conflicts with Russian troops it would surely invite. Micah also analyzes a new opinion piece by Ben-Dror Yemini about the Ukrainian people's inalienable right to self-determination, which he compares to the Palestinian situation. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm *

On L’Chayim

Tal Keinan - Part 1

Israeli financier and former IDF fighter pilot Tal Keinan, author of God Is In The Crowd, explains why he sees American Jewry on the decline and in danger of “dying in its sleep.” Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Tal Keinan - Part 2
Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Talia Carner - Hotel Mosco

Author Talia Career describes her Israeli family history that goes back seven generations; her response to anyone who questions Israel's legitimacy; and how her novel Hotel Moscow is based on her own trip to Russia in 1993. Monday - 3:00pm

Orin Wolf - “The Band’s Visit”

Broadway producer Orin Wolf discusses his Jewish background, his love of Israel, his philosophy of theater, and the story behind his creating the Tony Award Winning Best Musical of 2018, “The Band’s Visit.” Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight
Tuesday - 3:00pm

Stuart Weinblatt - Confronting Illness

Rabbi Stuart Weinblatt, author of Living In The Shadow of Death, describes his experience with cancer and discusses the Jewish tradition’s understanding of prayer and the power of community in the healing process. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Anat Hoffman - Voices of Israel

Women of the Wall Founder Anat Hoffman discusses her background in social protest and her views on ultra-Orthodox political control of aspects of Israeli life. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Larry Ruttman - Jews in Baseball

For the 2022 Opening Day of the MLB, revisit Larry Ruttman discussing his book on Jews in baseball, American Jews and America's Game Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet: Lesson 14

Hebrew letters "Final Nun" and "Tzadee" ("Final Tzadee"), and the concluding phrases of two Jewish blessings are taught on this episode of "From the Aleph-Bet" series 1, a JBS production on understanding Hebrew. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Genetic Screening

The Jewish obligation to use the benefits of modern medicine is explained. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Study Party

In celebration of "Siyum Hashas," the moment concluding the 7.5 year study cycle of the entire Talmud, Rabbi Mordechai Becher explains the meaning behind the joyous occasion. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Preparing for Sinai

A dramatic telling of what it was like for the Children of Israel to stand at "Sinai" to hear the voice of God, and how the rabbis explain that each person "heard" God in his own way that day. A JBS original series with Rabbi Mark S. Golub. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am

92nd Street Y: Rabbi Israel Meir Lau

Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv Rabbi Meir Lau (formerly chief rabbi of Israel) describes his miraculous survival as a young child in Auschwitz and shares tales of his storied rabbinic career in conversation with Rabbi Menachem Genack at the 92nd Street Y. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

REFORM AND ORTHODOX SHABBAT SERVICES

FRIDAY EVENING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 6:00pm, 11:30pm & 2:00am

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 7:30pm & 10:30pm

SATURDAY MORNING SHABBAT SERVICES

REFORM: CENTRAL SYNAGOGUE 9:30am & 1:00pm

ORTHODOX: HAMPTON SYNAGOGUE With Hebrew, transliteration and English subtitles 11:00am & 2:30pm

Edith Samers Vice President 203.536.6914 (cell phone) JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, a 501c3 fulltime television channel Website: jbstv.org

JBS Highlights starting 3/27: Stuart Weitzman, Wynton Marsalis, Seth Greenberg, MK Lande, Ukraine Coverage

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

In The News: Jewish Agency Aid to Ukraine

The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Yigal Palmor discusses his organization’s campaign to help Jews make Aliyah now from the Ukraine and Russia, their work to keep Jews safe, and their efforts to assist all Ukrainian refugees. With Shahar Azani. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Seth Greenberg

Seth Greenberg, ESPN College Basketball analyst and Maccabi USA head coach, talks March Madness during COVID, the power of sports to connect the U.S. and Israel and more, in a conversation about faith and sports with Rabbi Sherman. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

In The Spotlight: Stuart Weitzman

Legendary shoe impresario Stuart Weitzman talks about the Jewish Museum he saved, why his designs were groundbreaking, and how Aretha Franklin changed his business, with Abigail Pogrebin from the JBS Studios in Times Square. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Saturday - 8:30pm

Rabbi Hirsch: Cream Cheese

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch jests about the “intolerable affliction” that was the recent cream cheese shortage, explaining how it could ultimately serve to help deepen an understanding of life’s innate vulnerability, and how in turn that could lead to action. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:30am Wednesday - 10:00am & 2:30am Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 4:00pm

Shaping an Omni-American Future

Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis headlines a diverse group of artists, musicians and thinkers in a program fighting racism and antisemitism, celebrating the power of culture, and offering perspectives on a shared “omni-American” future. From The American Sephardi Federation, The Jazz Leadership Project and the Combat Antisemitism Movement. Tuesday - 7:30pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 10:30am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 7:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Ruth Wasserman Lande

Member of Knesset Ruth Wasserman Lande discusses the potential of the Abraham Accords to transform the region, the meaning of internal unrest from Arab populations in Israel’s mixed cities, how Israel can maintain security internally and more, with former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism Ellie Cohanim. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 10:30pm

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Josh Hammer

JNS Editor-in-chief Jonathan Tobin analyzes how concern for Ukraine is diverting attention from other issues, and then is joined by Newsweek editor Josh Hammer who discusses virtue-signaling about Ukraine, the Orban government in Hungary, his view of National Conservatism and more. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am

In The News: Israel Aids Ukraine

In a special report from Tel Aviv, Shahar Azani speaks with Galit Peleg, of Israel’s International aid agency MASHAV, who offers an update of Israel’s assistance to the Ukraine, the field hospital being built and its diplomat’s mission on the ground. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

**Micah discusses how Ukrainians are managing to root out Russian spies in their midst: they use simple pronunciation tests that determine if the alleged spy can properly say uniquely Ukrainian words. Micah compares this practice to both stories contained in the Torah and to practices used by Americans during World War II.

Micah also touches on President Biden's verbal declaration that Putin is a "war criminal," and how this differs from the official, long-winded process that would need to occur for the Russian dictator to be officially classified as such.

Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm**

On L’Chayim

Aryeh Katzin Part 1 - Becoming Jewish in FSU

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin, Executive Director Of RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience), describes how we became one of the early leaders of the Jewish Refusnik Movement in Moscow, and his experiences with Yosef Begun and Yulie Edelstein. Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Aryeh Katzin Part 2 - Hidden Jews in FSU

Rabbi Katzin describes how the history of the Shoah was hidden from the Jews of the Soviet Union and how he escaped. Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Masha Merkulova Russian-born Masha Merkulova, Founding Executive Director of “Club Z,” describes how she did not know she was a Jew until age 16; and explains her passion for educating American teens about Zionism so as to inspire them to be proud Zionists in college. Monday - 3:00pm

Tal Keinan - Part 1

Israeli financier and former IDF fighter pilot Tal Keinan, author of God Is In The Crowd, explains why he sees American Jewry on the decline and in danger of “dying in its sleep.” Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Tal Keinan - Part 2
Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Talia Carner

Author Talia Career describes her Israeli family history that goes back seven generations; her response to anyone who questions Israel's legitimacy; and how her novel Hotel Moscow is based on her own trip to Russia in 1993. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Russell Robinson

A conversation with Jewish National Fund CEO Russell Robinson, who in 1997 became JNF’s youngest CEO in its almost 100-year history. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet : Lesson 13

The Hebrew letters "Sin," Koof" and "Ion" are introduced. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Put It To A Vote

The Talmudic concept of "governing" is discussed by Rabbi Mordechai Becher on the JBS original series "Dimensions of the Daf.” Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Sounds Of Silence

The virtue of silence taught in Ethics of the Fathers is presented in a Talmud lesson from Rabbi Mordechai Becher. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Maimonides

Excerpts from Maimonides' "Guide Of The Perplexed," on how the Torah is to be read as "parable" and on the Rambam's metaphor for religious experience. Also Martin Buber's "I-Thou;" and the Rabbinic concept of K'ilu ("As If"). Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Eric Kandel and Elie Wiesel z"l

Keeping one's mind and memory alive is discussed by Nobel Prize winners Eric Kandel and Elie Wiesel z"l in an engaging conversation entitled, "Mind, Body, and Soul," moderated by Gail Saltz. Taped before a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

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JBS Highlights starting 3/20: Ukraine-Prayers, Aid, Economy; House on Wannsee Street; FIDF Border Triangle, Marginalized Communities

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Interfaith Prayers for Ukraine

Hear the Ukrainian National Anthem, reports from abroad, poetry and music offering messages of unity and strength and much more as Sinai Temple’s Max Webb Senior Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Erez Sherman, and other clergy of the Los Angeles congregation are joined by spiritual leaders of different communities for an interfaith service of hope, faith and solidarity with Ukraine. Monday - 10:30am Tuesday - 2:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm Saturday - 4:30pm

JBS Special Report: Israel Aids Ukraine

In a special report from Tel Aviv, JBS’s Shahar Azani speaks with Galit Peleg of Israel’s International aid agency MASHAV, who offers an update of Israel’s assistance to the Ukraine, the field hospital being built, and its mission on the ground. Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

The MirYam Institute: Implications of War in Ukraine

Expert panelists Chuck Freilich (Former Deputy National Security Advisor, Israel) Amb. Arthur Koll (Former Deputy Dir. General, Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Ambassador Cameron Munter (Former Head of European Desk, National Security Council, USA) and Col. Liam Collins, (U.S. Army, Special Forces (Ret.) discuss the security and diplomatic implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine on the US and Israel, with the MirYam Institute’s Benjamin Anthony. Tuesday - 1:00pm & 4:00am

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Jay Bilas

Jay Bilas, ESPN college basketball analyst and NYT best-selling author, speaks with Rabbi Sherman about the idea of toughness on and off the court, asking where exactly we learn lessons of toughness and can those lessons be applied to faith. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

House on Wannsee Stree

Generations of family secrets are uncovered as Argentine filmmaker Poli Martínez Kaplun confronts her mother and aunts about the Jewish identity they’ve concealed since WWII, in this documentary about identity, resilience, and the plight of displaced persons. Sunday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 9:00pm & 3:30am Saturday - 9:00pm

FIDF Live: Border Triangle

FIDF Live host Joel Chasnoff travels to the eastern border of the Golan heights to meet the soldiers protecting Israeli civilians on the Israeli-Syrian-Jordanian border triangle, and those cooperating with Jordan to protect holy assets for both countries. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 5:35pm Friday - 1:35pm Saturday - 5:00am

ADL: Marginalized Communities

The question of how marginalized communities can leverage each other’s unique experiences and work together to affect change is discussed by panelists Jerika L. Richardson (National Urban League), Idit Klein (Keshet), Amb. Marcela Celorio (Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles) and Sonal Shah (Asian American Foundation), with Shira Goodman (ADL) Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: Deliverance

Rabbi Hirsch discusses the two models of salvation offered in the Bible, describes a Jewish understanding of miracles, and encourages laughter, in a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City. Tuesday- 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am & 10:00pm Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 4:00pm

ZOA Books: SJP vs Fordham

Attorneys Susan Tuchman (ZOA) and Peter Fishkind (Proskauer Rose) focus on the case of Fordham University blocking the formation of a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), in a discussion about antisemitism on college campuses. Tuesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Wednesday - 11:00am Thursday - 2:00pm

Robert Siegel: Economy & War

In a pre-planned program focused on the economy, Robert Siegel pivots to a conversation about the war in Ukraine and how financial sanctions on Russia are affecting the economies of the U.S. and Europe, with panelists Jason Furman (Harvard University), Abby Joseph Cohen (Columbia University), and John Cassidy (The New Yorker). A program of AFRMC. Wednesday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Thursday - 1:00pm Saturday - 8:00pm

Global Perspectives with Ellie Cohanim: Noor Matti

Iraqi-American radio and television host Noor Matti talks about terrorism, the will to survive, and his decision to leave the U.S. and return to his native homeland where he’s fighting to preserve the Chaldean Christian heritage, with former U.S. Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism Ellie Cohanim. Thursday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Friday - 10:00am Saturday - 10:30pm & 1:30am

Top Story with Jonathan Tobin: Karol Markowicz

JNS Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Tobin speaks with columnist Karol Markowicz about the war in Ukraine from her perspective as the daughter of Russian and Ukrainian Jewish parents. Thursday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Friday - 9:00am Saturday - 7:00pm & 2:00am

In The News: Ukraine Refugee Crisis

An up close and personal view of the dire situation on the ground from Dr. Dorit Nitzan (NATAN) & Ariel Zwang (JDC) and the critical humanitarian and medical aid their organizations are providing for refugees fleeing the war zone. With Teisha Bader. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

Thinking Out Loud

Micah discusses Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's recent three-hour, in-person meeting with Vladimir Putin, which was set up in the hopes that Israel can somehow play a role in mediating an end to Russia's brutal attack on Ukraine. He also analyzes a recent CBS News Op-Ed about the terrifying pervasiveness of the Russian state-media propaganda machine, and how it has primed Russian citizens to accept official narratives regarding the war. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Jackie Mason z”l

Legendary comic Jackie Mason z"l, talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy came from his understanding of human nature, and his feelings about Israeli and American Jewry. Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.” Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm Monday - 3:00pm

Yechiel Eckstein z”l

A 2015 L’Chayim in memory of the founding President of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein z”l (2/6/19), who talked of his personal journey, answered his critics, and analyzed Israeli and Jewish life. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

Aryeh Katzin - Becoming Jewish in FSU

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin, Executive Director Of RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience), describes how we became one of the early leaders of the Jewish Refusnik Movement in Moscow, and his experiences with Yosef Begun and Yulie Edelstein.
Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Aryeh Katzin - Hidden Jews in FSU

Rabbi Aryeh Katzin describes how the history of the Shoah was hidden from the Jews of the Soviet Union and how he escaped Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Masha Merkulova

Russian-born Masha Merkulova, Founding Executive Director of “Club Z,” describes how she did not know she was a Jew until age 16; and explains her passion for educating American teens about Zionism so as to inspire them to be proud Zionists in college. Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet : Lesson 12

Learn three new Hebrew letters: Zion, Tet and Vet. Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: When May You Pray?

The proper times the Jewish Tradition designates for prayer is explored by Rabbi Mordechai Becher in a Talmud lesson entitled "When May You Pray?" Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Get Thee A Rabbi

The importance and subtleties of Torah study, according to Jewish tradition, is examined by Rabbi Becher in a Talmud lesson entitled "Get Thee A Rabbi.” Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: The Rambam

Learn about the greatest legal authority and philosopher of Jewish history, the Rambam, Moses Maimonides, in an ongoing discussion of how the Jewish tradition is all about "people." Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: Barefoot Contessa

Ina Garten, whose book Barefoot Contessa: How Easy Is That? features simple recipes and easy tips, talks with writer Anna Quindlen about her successful ventures in retail, television, and publishing Sunday - 8:00pm Monday - 5:00am & 10:00pm
Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

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JBS Highlights starting 3/13: Celebrate Purim, A.B. Yehoshua, Ukraine, Raskin & Pogrebin, Jim Boehe

Watch JBS on Comcast X-1 Box Ch 1684, Atlantic Broadband 168, Hotwire Ch 269, DirecTV Ch 388, Blue Stream Ch 110, streamed on Roku under "educational", Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and jbstv.org. For a complete and timely schedule and other television providers, go to www.jbstv.org

Purim with Central Synagogue

Costumes are encouraged, fun and laughter is guaranteed, for this year’s circus-themed Purim celebration from New York City’s Central Synagogue. Wednesday 6:00pm & 1:30am Thursday 9:00am

Purim with The Hampton Synagogue

Rabbi Marc Schneier speaks on the meaning and customs of Purim, followed by a full Megillah reading by Rabbi Avraham Bronstein. Pre-recorded from The Hampton Synagogue with on-screen Hebrew transcription and English translation. Wednesday 7:30pm, 10:30pm & 1:00am Thursday 11:30am

Rabbi on the Sidelines: Jim Boeheim

Jim Boeheim, college basketball coach (Syracuse University) and Basketball Hall of Famer, joins Rabbi Erez Sherman to discuss his involvement in Coaches vs Cancer, the world of special needs sports, USA Olympic basketball, and more with Rabbi Erez Sherman. Follow on Twitter @RabbiESherman, Instagram @rabbi_erez_sherman, and Facebook @SinaiTempleLA. Sunday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Monday - 1:00pm Tuesday - 10:00am Thursday - 5:00am & 10:00pm

Eric Goldman’s Jewish Cinematheque: A.B. Yehoshua

Director Yair Qedar joins Eric Goldman to discuss “The Last Chapter of A.B. Yehoshua,” his film about the greatest living Israeli writer as he deals with illness, widowhood and loneliness, but ultimately chooses love and embarks on his final journey. Monday - 7:30pm & 2:00am Tuesday - 2:00pm & 2:30am Friday - 10:30am Saturday - 5:00am & 4:30pm

Jamie Raskin & Abby Pogrebin

Congressman Jamie Raskin discusses his book Unthinkable: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy, which chronicles the January 6th insurrection, his role in President Trump’s second impeachment trial, his Jewish upbringing and more with Abigail Pogrebin in a program of Central Synagogue. Monday - 8:00pm & 1:00am Tuesday - 11:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 2:00pm Friday - 2:00pm Saturday - 8:00pm

Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch: 30 Years

In a sermon to his congregation of the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch reflects on his 60th birthday, his 30 years as a rabbi, and the process by which individuals come to develop wisdom and faith. Tuesday - 7:00pm & 2:00am Wednesday - 10:30am & 10:00pm Friday - 11:00am Saturday - 5:30am & 4:00pm

In The News: In The News: IHRA Antisemitism Definition

Abe Foxman, ADL’s National Director Emeritus, discusses the current fight against antisemitism, the meaning and importance of the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, and the battle for and against it. With Shahar Azani. Today (Sunday) - 5:30pm

In The News: Ukraine Refugee Crisis

An up close and personal view of the dire situation on the ground from Dr. Dorit Nitzan (NATAN) & Ariel Zwang (JDC) and the critical humanitarian and medical aid their organizations are providing for refugees fleeing the war zone. With Teisha Bader Monday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Tuesday - 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 11:30pm

Thinking Out Loud: Jews in living in Ukraine

Micah discusses the long history of Jews in living in Ukraine, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. From being the homeland of famed Jews like Golda Meir and Vladimir Jabotinsky, to being the blood-soaked land of both the shockingly brutal pogroms of Bogdan Chmielnicki in the seventeenth century and the horrifying atrocities of Hitler's Einsatzgruppen at Babi Yar, Ukraine and its history run the gamut. Micah also analyzes an article that assesses the overall Israeli pandemic response as Covid slowly wanes. Wednesday - 6:30pm & 11:30pm Thursday - 3:30am, 8:30am & 12:30pm Saturday - 5:30pm

On L’Chayim

Brad Hirschfield Part 1

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, President of CLAL (National Jewish Center for Learning & Leadership), discusses the true meaning of “Jewish” and why it is so hard for many rabbis to fully embrace the Jewish Tradition. Today (Sunday) - 12:00 Noon

Brad Hirschfield Part 2

Rabbi Brad Hirschfield discusses why he left the extreme right, peace with the Palestinians, religious pluralism in Israel, gay marriage and more. Today (Sunday) - 6:00pm

Francine Klagsbrun

Author Francine Klagsbrun discusses her biography Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel, which addresses the ways American Jews and Israelis view Israel’s only female prime minister. Monday - 3:00pm

Marc Angel

Rabbi Marc Angel, Rabbi Emeritus of the Spanish Portuguese Synagogue Congregation Shearith Israel in NYC and the founding Director of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, offers his analysis of Jewish life in the twenty-first century. Monday - 9:00pm & Midnight Tuesday - 3:00pm

Judy Gold

One of America's leading comediennes, Judy Gold talks about her life, her love of Judaism, and how her home and mother shaped her unique brand of humor. Tuesday - 9:00pm & Midnight Wednesday - 3:00pm

Jackie Mason z”l

Legendary comic Jackie Mason z"l, talks seriously about his decision to break with his family's tradition of serving as a rabbi, how his comedy came from his understanding of human nature, and his feelings about Israeli and American Jewry. Wednesday - 9:00pm & & Midnight Thursday - 3:00pm

Shalom Habibi

The Muslim-Jewish duo of Yeganeh Mafaher and Eitan Levine discuss their respective personal journeys that led them to team up to create their stand-up “Shalom Habibi Comedy Tour.” Thursday - 9:00pm & Midnight Friday - 3:00pm Saturday - 6:00pm

JEWISH STUDIES

Hebrew: From The Aleph Bet : Lesson 11

Learn the "Kaf" family, along with letters "Nun" and "Samech". Download Lessons and Worksheets free on the JBS website by Clicking Here. Monday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 10:00am Friday - 4:00am

Talmud Study: Purim

Rabbi Mordechai Becher shares photos of ancient artifacts, excavations and other images to explore the historical background of the holiday of Purim. Today (Sunday) - 9:00am Monday - 4:00am Tuesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Wednesday - 7:00pm

Talmud Study: Was Abraham Observant?

Rabbi Becher discusses how the Talmud deals with Abraham’s following Jewish Law before the Torah was given at Mt. Sinai. Today (Sunday) - 9:30am Monday - 4:30am Tuesday - 9:30am & 5:30pm Wednesday - 7:30pm

Jewish 101: Purim Peeves

For Purim, Rabbi Mark S. Golub’s shares his famous five pet Jewish peeves. Sunday (Today) - 10:00am Wednesday - 9:00am & 5:00pm Thursday - 4:00am & 11:00am Friday - 5:00am & 1:00pm

92nd Street Y: A Night Of Jewish Humor

Jewish humorists and writers Patricia Marx, Calvin Trillin, Adam Gopnik, and Jeffrey Toobin discuss Jewish humor with Michael Krasny, radio host and author of Let There Be Laughter. From the 92nd Street Y in NYC. Sunday - 8:00pm Monday – 5:00am & 10:00pm Wednesday - 1:00pm Saturday - 1:00am

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